Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte

Hi I’m Charlotte the Activities Coordinator, I am fairly new to my role after joining the Barchester team in February. My job is to organise meaningful activities for our residents, I love my job and enjoy learning new things from our residents every day.

Activities at Hundens Park

Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can

Life at Hundens Park Care Home

Christmas Tipple Bar

Although we weren’t able to host our usual whole home Christmas parties, our Activities Coordinator was able to set up a portable Christmas tipple bar. This made it possible to safely deliver individual drinks to each resident of their choice and sprinkle a bit of festive fun along the way.

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'70s Party

We had a fabulous '70s-themed party recently. Residents helped make the decorations through the week. They told us about their favourite memories and singers from that time period, and we put together some reminiscence materials in the way of old catalogues and concert tickets, as well as photos of what they’d described.

We partied all afternoon with some traditional '70s party food like scampi, quiche & a hotdog, cheese and pickled onion hedgehog, and we danced to some amazing music.

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Harvest Festival

We took this opportunity to give back to the community, as they have been so generous to us over lockdown. Our staff brought in donations themselves and we contacted Morrison’s, who have previously brought us an incredibly generous donation of Easter eggs at the start of lock down.

We have created a display, which all were involved with, and once everyone has seen the display, the goods will be distributed to a local foodbank.

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Balloon Crafts

Our staff and residents have been hard at work this month crafting some hot air balloons and clouds to decorate one of our Memory Lane units, Darnton.

Darnton has a transport-themed corridor, and this activity allowed and encouraged the resident to be involved in the personalisation of their own home.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 25th September, we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning full of music, laughs and games with tasty prizes.

International Dot Day

On the 16th August, we celebrated International Dot Day, where we got creative and made some beautiful aboriginal art, ate dotty food, read poems and had an all-round dotty day!